Baked Oatmeal

in Breakfast,Snacks

This dish can be stored in the refrigerator, portioned out and reheated in the microwave. It contains more protein than a bowl of oatmeal due to the added egg. Plus, it has a satisfying consistency and can be conveniently cooked ahead.

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
  • 1/3 cup sweetener of your choice, such as sucanat, brown sugar, xylitol, or 2-3 packets of stevia
  • 1/3 cup raisins, dried cranberries or blueberries (optional)
  • 1-2 T roasted chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice – organic fat-free, coconut, almond, or rice milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 T butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Combine oats, sweetener, dried fruit, nuts and baking powder in a medium bowl.

3. Combine milk, eggs, applesauce and butter in a separate bowl.

4. Add milk mixture to oat mixture, and stir well.

5. Pour batter into an 8″ square baking dish coated with oil or butter.

6. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Serve warm.

(Yields  approximately 5 servings under 300 calories each, with 7 grams of protein.)